• Asparagus Recipes

    How to cook with just-picked asparagus, including recipes for a savory tart, roasted asparagus, chive sauce and asparagus soup. Read more

  • Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales

    Think of the straw bale as a large container with a volume of 40 gallons. Unlike a planter filled with soil, the bale is transformed into a partially composted mass of organic matter that's teeming with life. Read more

  • How to Recharge Old Potting Soil

    Yes, you can re-use the old soil in your pots, planters and raised beds. Just start the season with a special boost of fertilizer and nutrients to ensure good results. Read more

  • Growing Tomatoes from Seed

    Tomato plants are one of the easiest plants to start indoors from seed. Here's how to grow your own tomatoes, from seed to harvest. Read more

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    You can find instructions, assembly diagrams or other similar material by going to the product page. Read more

  • Recipe: Homemade Tomato Sauce

    Start with a great basic recipe for tomato sauce. Then, customize it to make your own specialty of the house. Read more

  • How to Grow Air Plants

    Air plants, also known as tillandsia, are among the most indestructible houseplants. Although they don't need soil, they do need to be watered. Read more

  • How to Water Raised Beds

    To keep your raised bed garden healthy and productive, learn how to recognize when it's time to water. Read more

  • How to Start Seeds

    Growing plants from seed is a great way to start gardening earlier in the season. With the right light and some simple equipment, it's easy to grow from seed to harvest. Read more

  • How to Store Apples

    Nothing compares to the crunch and flavor of a just-picked apple. When stored properly, you can enjoy crisp, flavorful apples for months. Read more

  • How to Grow African Violets

    African violets have been popular houseplants for nearly 100 years, and with good reason. With the right care, many plants can bloom nonstop. Read more

  • Companion Planting

    When it comes to the science of companion planting, it is difficult to prove any definite cause and effect relationships. One thing is certain: Organize the vegetables to avoid competition for space and sunlight. Read more

  • Gifts of Good Taste

    Start a delicious tradition with gourmet selections. Read more

  • How to Tell When Melons are Ripe

    The trick to harvesting melons is figuring out when that moment of peak flavor occurs, because each type of melon displays different sorts of clues to its ripeness. Learn how to tell when your melons are just right. Read more

  • Soil and Fertilizer Finder

    Learn how to choose the right soil and fertilizer for whatever you want to grow. Our exclusive garden-tested soils and fertilizers are formulated to provide optimum growing conditions for your plants. Read more

  • Heirlooms to Grow

    By planting heirloom varieties, you can start a tradition of seed-saving in your garden. Start with a few selections chosen by Diane Ott Whealy, one of the founders of the Seed Savers Exchange, who shares some of her favorite vegetables, fruits and flowers. Read more